NTIRE 2018 Challenge on Image Dehazing: Methods and Results

Cosmin Ancuti, Codruta O. Ancuti, Radu Timofte; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2018, pp. 891-901

Abstract


This paper reviews the first challenge on image dehazing (restoration of rich details in hazy image) with focus on proposed solutions and results. The challenge had 2 tracks. Track 1 employed the indoor images (using I-HAZE dataset), while Track 2 outdoor images (using O-HAZE dataset). The hazy images have been captured in presence of real haze, generated by professional haze machines. I-HAZE dataset contains 35 scenes that correspond to indoor domestic environments, with objects with different colors and specularities. O-HAZE contains 45 different outdoor scenes depicting the same visual content recorded in haze-free and hazy conditions, under the same illumination parameters. The dehazing process was learnable through provided pairs of haze-free and hazy train images. Each track had 120 registered participants and 21 teams competed in the final testing phase. They gauge the state-of-the-art in image dehazing.

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@InProceedings{Ancuti_2018_CVPR_Workshops,
author = {Ancuti, Cosmin and Ancuti, Codruta O. and Timofte, Radu},
title = {NTIRE 2018 Challenge on Image Dehazing: Methods and Results},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}